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Attacker of Udon Thani Grab delivery person confesses in detention


The man who stabbed a Grab delivery employee in Udon Thani province on Saturday has been arrested and confessed to the crime in detention.

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Treephop Rodjui, 27, was taken from his house on Monday and charged with physical assault, carrying a weapon in a public place and possession of drugs.

The woman, who suffered an injury on her right shoulder, said that the man charged at her and tried to stab her with a knife. Though she speeded off, the assailant still managed to slash her.

Police had found the blade of the knife at the crime scene and the handle at the suspect’s house. They also found a club, a motorcycle and 105 amphetamine tablets.

When questioned, Treephop said he had been cheated by a delivery service and took some drugs to ease the stress.

Also, he said, the sight of the Grab delivery employee reminded him of his bad experience, which is why he attacked her.

This follows another horrific incident on December 5, when a man attacked and allegedly killed two people and injured six others, including school girls. It is believed Treephop may have been inspired by this attack.

Published : December 15, 2020

By : The Nation